Dafydd Lockyer delighted with his battle scarred Valley Commandos

Pontypridd skipper Dafydd Lockyer felt his side’s scrappy win at the Brewery Field will provide a massive confidence boost to their injury-ravaged squad.

Missing more than a dozen players for their trip to the Brewery Field, Ponty were forced to draft in a number of players on permit, including Joe Popple and Will Davies-King in the front row.

But tries in each half from outside center Bradley Coombes and No.8 Owen Sheppeard, along with a conversion and a penalty from fly-half Ceri Sweeney, Ponty sneak home and also avoid a third Principality Premiership reverse in as many seasons on this ground.

It was a third win from four games for the Valley Commandos, who also have a game in hand on five of the sides above them, and meant they bounced back from defeat to rivals Merthyr in their previous outing.

Lockyer admitted that, it’s massive for their club and for the boy’s confidence. They had so many injuries over the past few weeks and they were really down to the bare bones. They didn’t really a team to do a proper team run on Thursday so, to come and win is a big statement to them.

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